Job Details

Civil Engineer 1 - Wastewater Treatment Plant

City of Gresham, Gresham, Oregon

Job - Engineering

Close Date: 04/13/2020

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The City of Gresham has an exciting and challenging opportunity for a full-time Civil Engineer 1 to join our Wastewater Team in the Department of Environmental Services. The ideal candidate will have professional engineering skills, public works project experience and communication skills to effectively work with citizens, contractors, engineers and City employees.

Gresham's Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) was the first in the Pacific Northwest to reach energy net zero status, meaning the WWTP produces at least as much electricity as it uses. We celebrated the achievement with the next generation of great minds on Earth Day 2015.

As Oregon's fourth-largest city, Gresham is a welcoming community of hard-working people where tradition and heritage meet innovation and opportunity. Gresham is a dynamic and rapidly growing city where families and businesses have a mutual desire and drive to thrive. City of Gresham employees care deeply about the community they serve, and go 'one step beyond' to deliver services in collaborative, inventive, practical, and nimble ways. Our work is challenging, fast-paced and rewarding.

We believe that to deliver the highest level of service to all Gresham community members, it is crucial we employ a diverse workforce, foster an inclusive working environment, and ensure our policies and systems result in equitable outcomes. The City seeks candidates who will support these values by continuously incorporating equity in their daily work, and actively contributing to a workplace culture that respects unique viewpoints, life experiences, and cultural perspectives.
Come build the future with us.
As a Civil Engineer 1, you will perform small to medium size Wastewater Treatment Plant and wastewater pump station planning, design and construction management projects. Evaluating current Wastewater Treatment Plant processes for cost effectiveness and recommend capital or operational process modifications or changes will be typical to your work in this role. We are seeking someone who will manage the repair and replacement of systems and equipment as needed while ensuring we sustain our electrical Net Zero status at the WWTP. This position will conduct engineering studies and planning projects. Administering the FOG (fats, oils and grease) program contracts with 5 haulers will be involved, as well as ensuring the FOG receiving station is operated reliably and cost efficiently.

You will use your collaborative skills to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City staff, outside consultants, contractors, public works inspectors and other stakeholders on capital projects and other activities. We desire someone who is highly organized, proficient in Microsoft Office, and can effectively use internal electronic systems to perform daily work. Your knowledge of rules, regulations and permitting associated with stormwater and wastewater systems will be highly valued. Your expertise related to environmental operating permits, generating reports such as biosolids annual reports, environmental attribute reports, air permit reporting, and required operating reports will be utilized. We are looking for someone with demonstrated problem solving and decision-making skills related to wastewater treatment projects to join our team.
Knowledge of:
• Broad engineering principles, practices, methods, techniques, materials and equipment related to public works projects.
• Engineering project management and engineering contract administration.
• Computer applications and uses for engineering activities.
• Effective supervisory methods and techniques.
Ability to:
• Manage engineering projects effectively.
• Administer construction and engineering contracts effectively, assuring compliance with all standards and provisions.
• Design engineering projects of broad scope and complexity.
• Prepare clear and precise reports of a technical nature.
• Provide technical support and training in the uses of computers and software applications.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, representatives of other governmental agencies, contractors, developers and the public.
• Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
• Physical ability to perform the essential functions of the job.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering
• One year of professional engineering experience preferably related to public works
• Possession of a Fundamentals of Engineering certificate (formerly an EIT certificate)
• Valid Driver's License

Preferred Qualifications:
• Demonstrated experience with planning, design and construction at a wastewater treatment plant

Complete details: www.GreshamOregon.gov/jobs